DEADWOOD Creator David Milch Signed on to Adapt HEAVY RAIN for the Silver Screen
Published: January 27, 2011 - 5:51am
The creator of Deadwood and NYPD: Blue has been chosen by Unique Features to adapt Quantic Dream's mystery thriller video game Heavy Rain.
In collaboration with Warner Brothers, Unique is pouncing on the project by signing the prolific writer to start working on the script directly after finishing with the first season of his HBO creation Luck. In the wake of the announcement, the production's producer Bob Shaye praised Milch's ability saying, "David Milch's incredible ability to transform intense and complex storylines into gripping, popular drama makes him the perfect partner for us to have on Heavy Rain." Shaye joins his Unique colleagues Michale Lynne, Dylan Sellers, Jonna Smith, and Warner Brothers rep Courtenay Valenti in developing the film.
The game follows four individuals as they separately investigate the disappearance of a young man over the course of four days. His vanishing is only one of many, as a city on the US East coast is tormented by a murderer that leaves drowned corpses from his kidnapped victims. The killer leaves an orchid and an origami figure as his calling card.
With no faith left in the police and knowledge of their lack of time, the quartet must search for clues each in their own way and test themselves as the learn more about the vicious "Origami Killer."
Created by Paris-based Quantic Dream around a 2,000-page script, Sony Computer Entertainment game released the game last year to critical acclaim. Though it's life-like graphics considered to be some of the best in modern gaming, more people were citing the rich storytelling and dynamic character development as its strong points. As of December 2010, Heavy Rain has sold over 1,000,000 units and garnered two awards; including the PlayStation 3 Game of the Year.